next step is deciding which search engine best fit the needs of
your students as well as the topic. There are three kinds of search
engines that you can use:
- topical (subject) directories
- There is an evaluation process before this site is added to
this database, which allows more control over the content included.
Use these search tools for elementary students.
- keyword search engines
- Information included on these sites are inputted with spider
programs and offer less control over the kind of content found.
Use these search tools for jr/sr high students.
- reference tools
- These are search engines that focus on a particular niche in
information such as email addresses, business information, or
travel information. Can be used by all ages.
For elementary students, using topical directories and reference
tools offer the most credible search engine sources. For junior
high and high school students, it is important to begin teaching
them how to use keyword search engines.
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